Frasera speciosa (also known as green gentian, elkweed or monument plant)

An Adventure in Unusual Alpine Flora on Colorado Mountains

September 17, 2019 | Horticulture Intern
During my time as the Rock Alpine Garden intern, I have been lucky enough to embark on many adventures into the field. I’ve added fencing around the montane gardens at Mount Goliath, summited Mount Evans to collect herbarium specimens with Horticulture Specialist Amy Schneider, hiked across...Learn more
Girl Scout Exploration Day - Junior “Gardener”

Girl Scout Exploration Day - Junior “Gardener”

September 12, 2019 | Melissa Gula
Calling all aspiring gardeners! Join us at Denver Botanic Gardens on Sept. 21, 2019 for our 4th annual Junior “Gardener” Girl Scout Exploration Day. Scout Exploration Days offer scout troops the opportunity to explore plant-based themes through a variety of hands-on activities and take-home...Learn more
Sensory Processing and Autism Resource Kits

Sensory Processing & Autism Resource Kits Now Available

September 5, 2019 | Catharine McCord
Denver Botanic Gardens is excited to announce that our Sensory Processing and Autism Resource Kits (S.P.A.R.K.) are available for use, free of charge, on a first-come, first-served basis! They may be checked out from the Information Desk in the Boettcher Center Lobby at our York Street location...Learn more
Bonsai

Rocky Mountain Bonsai Society Show & Sale

September 3, 2019 | Larry Jackel
Join us for the 50th anniversary of the Rocky Mountain Bonsai Society Show. Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019, 9 a.m. - 8 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 8, 2019, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Exhibit and demonstrations are included with admission both days. Activities in the UMB Bank Amphitheater include: Featuring RMBS member trees...Learn more
Miscanthus sinensis 'Morning Light', photo by Neide Bollinger

September Walking Tour - Fall Grasses of the Gardens’ Streetscapes

August 27, 2019 | Kevin Williams
For this walk we’ll stay outside of the Gardens’ gates, exploring the gateways to the Gardens instead. The streetscapes of Denver Botanic Gardens are often overlooked, or passed right by, however receive just as much curation and care as any other space that we steward. We strive to create a...Learn more
Astragalus microcymbus territory

Demographic Monitoring of Astragalus microcymbus

August 22, 2019 | Research & Conservation
This summer Gardens staff along with help from our amazing volunteers—or rare plant monitoring stewards—collected demographic monitoring data for Astragalus microcymbus, or skiff milkvetch. It is federally listed as threatened as it only occurs in Gunnison County, and there are currently around 30...Learn more
UMB Bank Amphitheater at Denver Botanic Gardens

Behind the Curtain

August 19, 2019 | Brian Vogt
How are the Gardens and UMB Bank contributing to Colorado? At first blush, it is a tradition going back over three decades that brings summer delight to evenings in the City. Concerts at Denver Botanic Gardens almost always sell out and attract devoted attendees, many of whom have distinct rituals...Learn more
Annuals Garden and Pavilion

Rental Venue Spotlight: Annuals Garden and Pavilion

August 15, 2019 | Special Events
Every one of the rental sites at our York Street location offers beautiful and unique elements that form the backdrops for hundreds of private events each year. In general, certain kinds of events tend to inhabit certain venues: the Woodland Mosaic solarium is suited to small gatherings in the...Learn more
Rocky Mountain penstemon (Penstemon strictus)

Shortgrass Prairie Restoration Experiment

August 9, 2019 | Research & Conservation
This spring was the first growing season of my prairie restoration experimental research plot at Chatfield Farms. Millions of pounds of seed are planted every year for ecological restoration and the demand for native seed exceeds its supply. I am interested in understanding how the source of seeds...Learn more
Waterlilies in the Monet Pool

August Walking Tour - Water Gardens

August 5, 2019 | Tamara Kilbane
With cooler weather and an overnight hail storm punctuating the early weeks of our growing season, the water gardens got off to a slightly slower start this year. Fortunately, our extensive collection of aquatic plants has made a triumphant comeback, and August is a great month to take a walk...Learn more
Eat at Chipotle, Benefit the Gardens

Eat at Chipotle, Benefit the Gardens

August 2, 2019 | Development Department
Too big not to share . . . Bring the whole family for a fundraiser to support the Gardens! WEDNESDAY, Aug. 14, 2019 10:45 a.m. – 10 p.m. at any Denver Metro or Boulder Chipotle. Tell the cashier you’re supporting Denver Botanic Gardens to make sure 33% of the proceeds will be donated to the Gardens...Learn more
Calochortus gunnisonii, Mariposa lily

A Chance for Mariposa Lily

July 29, 2019 | Jameson Coopman
We horticulturists at Denver Botanic Gardens love plants, especially those that are lesser known and difficult to grow. However, these traits usually mean we have trouble finding and growing them. One example is Gunnison’s Mariposa lily, Calochortus gunnisonii . The Mariposa lily is a spring...Learn more

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